The University of New Hampshire Library seeks candidates with enthusiasm for working with students, faculty, and the public for the newly created position of Instruction Librarian. Building on the existing instruction program, the Instruction Librarian oversees the design, implementation, maintenance and assessment of UNH Library’s instruction program and services. Primary responsibilities for this position include providing leadership and vision for library instruction initiatives, serving as a resource in library instruction theory and practice, and documenting the activities, effectiveness, and needs of the instruction program through reports, presentations, and data and statistical analysis. The Instruction Librarian also participates actively in the daily work of the Reference unit.
Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the department chair, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The incumbent is expected to perform scholarship; actively participate in library, university, and professional engagement or service; and meet other UNH criteria for the promotion and tenure of library faculty. UNH faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining. Required qualifications are a ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent and a second advanced degree with desired qualification of a minimum of 1 to 3 years professional experience in an academic library environment.
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is a public land-, sea- and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all. UNH is located in Durham, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.
The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/ . Applications will be reviewed starting October 7.